Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Nelthorpe – 24 Dec 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Dec 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Henry Nelthorpe
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Stockton xber the 24th 1675

Mr Hen: Nelthorpe


This Good time I am here keepeing my Christmas where I meet with yours more than expected friend letter of the 21 present I shall never live I am affraid to make you a Requitall the Obligatione upon me is so greate I can only assure you that you shall be no Looser God willing and if I had received yours before I had drawne my Bill not a farthing faith should have bene Charged upon you but that is now past I perceive you have accepted my Bill which is well I am seekeing Bills here for you if I can meet with any as I thinke I shall with some little ones shall send you them Inclosed and pray do not faile upon Receipt hereof to draw £2: 3: 4 or £500 upon me as you can meet with exchange if for 2 p[er] <%> Charge £500 if 24 : £3 or £400: but if you must Give 2 ½ then Charge only £200 spare not to draw at sight by which meanes you may I suppose Get things done for the Lesse advance for I have Mo[ney] in my hands which would rath<er> to speake truth have in your hands then my owne whether you make your Bills payable here or at Newcastle t’will be all one but rather at Newcastle and what you do let me have advice thereof directed to my owne Lodgeing for before your answer come I hope to be at Home I am Sr MB

Inclosed I send you 2 bills for £100

Each if you can draw for 2 p[er] <%> advance

Charge upon me at sight

2 or £300: more
Goldsmith and banker in Lombard Street, London

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